Time: February 27, 2010 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Inspiration Farm
Street: 619 E Laurel Rd
Website or Map: http://www.inspirationfarm.com
Event Type: re-skilling, cultivation, techniques
Organized By: Brian Kerkvliet
Latest Activity: Dec 24, 2011
Part of the Re-Skilling Series at Inspiration Farm
Co-sponsored by Transition Whatcom
Spring is coming .....
Who needs a rototiller!? Time to tune up your U-bar skills!!
Build your own custom Broad fork out of recycled materials and then recycle your rototiller!
The U-bar (or broad fork, as it is sometimes called) has been used in Europe for centuries. Not a common tool in the US, though every gardener wants one.
The U-bar is similar to a spading fork, but rather than turning the soil, it aerates down 10" to 20” without mixing the soil strata, maintaining soil health and life force. Producing a deeply aerated planting bed while combing the weed roots intact to the top where they can be raked off. Long handles provide extraordinary leverage, allowing a person of average strength to loosen large areas with less time and effort it would take with a conventional fork. Versions on the market are prone to breaking, I will help you build a stronger one.
Using mostly recycled steel pipes and bar stock, you can build a U-bar spicily suited for you. Mild metal working skills are helpful to bend grind and weld your new tool. I can help with the welding.
WHEN--- Saturday Feb. 27th 10 am to 5 pm
WHERE--- Inspiration Farm - 619 E Laurel Rd. Bellingham
WHY--- build and take home a U-Bar designed for your body and soil !
Sign up soon, space is limited to 6 participants.